The purpose of the 14-acre wetland park in The purpose of the 14-acre wetland park in South Wilmington is to create a stormwater management facility, restore and enhance existing wetlands, and create a new park for the community.
The South Wilmington Wetlands Park will also increase local walkability and recreational opportunities. The most prominent design feature of the site is a wide, ADA accessible boardwalk/on grade pathway through the heart of the park. This pathway will function as a recreational opportunity for local residents as well as visitors that will also allow the Southbridge community to access nearby jobs and retail shopping. The South Wilmington Wetlands Park will provide flood relief to Wilmington’s historic Southbridge neighborhood and clean up one of the largest brownfields in the City. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield is a property that may have hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants present. Building the Wetlands Park will require the removal of contaminated soil which was dumped into the marsh over the past hundred years. Diamond Materials is working with the City of Wilmington to ensure that the park will be safe for people to enjoy and a place where fish, birds, and wildlife can safely live.
South Wilmington Wetlands
July 2019 – Present
City of Wilmington
On September 21, 2021 the City of Wilmington received the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin Government Award for the South Wilmington Wetlands Park project.
Diamond Materials is proud to be apart of this project that created a stormwater management facility, restored and enhanced existing wetlands, and created a new park for the community.
This project wouldn’t have been successful without project superintendents Lee Tracey and Fred Herron, Project Manager Kyle Morgan and many operators/laborers. Well done team!